posted Mar 7, 2012, 4:30 PM by Rick Winter
updated Mar 7, 2012, 4:40 PM
I just reviewed Dr. Kirtley Thornton PowerPoint presentation
on his Web site (http://www.chp-neurotherapy.com/lecture.html)
for children with ADHD, traumatic brain injury, reading problems and many other
issues. The thrust of the work is that you can identify brain waves of
successful students and change the brain waves of unsuccessful students to
match through quantitative EEG feedback.
Here is my very simple summary of the PowerPoint. Please go
to the actual Web site for more information and let me know what you think. The file below shows the pictures with each of the summary items below:
results seem amazing and the effect size is much stronger than other
interventions I’m familiar with such as charter schools, class size,
tutoring, Sylvan Learning, Lindamood Bell, direct instruction, teaching
reading comprehension, and mnenomic strategies for learning. In fact the
effect size is almost twice the next nearest intervention.
put electrodes on standard parts of the brain. The red dots are where they
put the probes
- They evaluate
brain waves of at each of the electrode locations of normal students.
measure the brain waves of a student who is not performing well.
have the student go through 20-60 sessions of watching a video game (where
their brain is rewarded when it gradually changes to the match the brain
waves of the successful students.
have documented improvement in memory (improving reading and math) as well
as showing decreases in impulsivity, aggression, inattention, and